The Seagull Theory

In the 1820s, a sailor wrote about his 3-month-long journey from Spain to America: “I love when I see seagulls, it reminds me we’re close to land” In 1492, Columbus kept a diary of his voyage. In September, he wrote this: “That day they navigated, on their westerly course, day and night, 20 leagues, counting a little less. Here ...

20x your potential: Hell Week (with a retired Navy SEAL)

One of the most surprising things I ever learned was something I call the Curve of Humble Mastery: At first, when we’re trying to learn something, we’re bad at it and we know it. Imagine learning how to swim or dress better. Everyone sucks when they start! Then we get a little good, and suddenly we think we’...

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How to make $1,000 with one email

I’m proud of the work all of you did last week. In this email, I’m going to award $1,000 to the best pitch, then show you how you can improve your pitches 10x -- whether it’s for business or even personal life. I got thousands of pitches last week. As a reminder, 2015 is the year ...

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How do you know if anyone will pay you?

I gotta say, this week has been interesting. Over the last few years, I’ve read thousands of posts on how to find clients and start a side business. After a while...ZzZZzzz That’s why I decided to do something new: put my money where my mouth is. I set aside $1,000 for the best pitch that comes ...

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My Free Insider's Kit will show you how to earn more money

Good pitches vs. bad pitches — Ramit’s analysis

Like a parent who sees his child’s first (horrible) drawing, I have to pretend to still love you while lying to your face. On Monday, I told you how one of my first big breaks came from pitching online companies to improve their websites. That single pitch showed me it was possible to do more than make pizzas for $...

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How I got paid $20/hour during high school

When I was in high school, I knew nothing about sports, I got the worst scores in my math class, I had no game with girls... ...but I could write. I decided I wanted to get a different job than just working at the pizza place near my house. And (this was in the late 90s) I was into the ...

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